Northern Norway is by far the largest and most sparsely populated part of mainland Norway, and covers more than a third of the country. It stretches from the idyllic Helgeland region in the south, to mainland Europe’s northernmost point, near the North Cape.
The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here, you will find untouched arctic wilderness and unique wildlife in a setting that is both rugged and fragile at the same time.
Western Norway is a region of narrow fjords cutting into tall mountains, of waterfalls cascading down mountainsides, and of glaciers that never melt. Spectacular architecture and exiting food made from local produce enhance the experience.
Ambitious architects and young chefs are taking Oslo to new heights. If that doesn’t make you dizzy enough, try hiking to Galdhøpiggen, Norway’s highest peak at 2469 metres above sea level.
Visit Southern Norway and experience Norwegian culture with snow skiing, hiking and an amazing coastline with boating and bathing opportunities.
Rooted in Norwegian traditions in the middle of Norway, Trøndelag is a perfect base for experiencing nature, culture and Norway’s exciting history.
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature experiences and city life.
Bergen is Norway's second largest city, and lies clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. You can roam through living history in this modern city, before continuing on to explore the wildest and loveliest fjords of Norway.
Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city. Getting here is easy and it’s a perfect base for exploring the region.
Breathtaking surroundings with beautiful fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. As a former European Capital of Culture, Stavanger also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and cultural events.
This Arctic city is not only packed with culture and history, it’s also one of the best places to see the northern lights.
The UNESCO-protected fjords are symbols of the beauty of traditional Norway. Places where time moves in its own pace.
The Northern lights convey a sense of being at the very edge of the world and getting a rare glimpse into the endless universe we are all just a tiny part of.
Like a prolonged sunset and sunrise all at once, the midnight sun colors heaven and earth in a reddish yellow light.
The soul singer Marvin Gaye sang that there «ain’t no mountain high enough» – but then again he never came to Norway. With almost 300 mountain peaks above 2,000 metres he would probably have found himself a suitable challenge.
Seeing hundreds of thousands of gallons of water cascading down a cliff can be a strangely fascinating and humbling experience. Some of the world’s tallest waterfalls are found in Norway.
You may climb them, marvel at them – even ski on them in the middle of summer. But you will not fail to feel the massive, untameable power inherent in the glaciers.
The Vikings have earned their place in history as a seafaring warrior culture with a fine eye for design and a good ear for storytelling.
Skiing like a Norwegian can be deeply rooted in traditions and rituals. Or you can forget all about that, and just focus on the adrenalinesurging drops and big jumps.
Exploring the mountains and embracing nature and the outdoors is a way of life for most Norwegians. And our most scenic nature is definitely best enjoyed on foot.
Whether you want a challenging slog up a mountain top or a gentle trip between pretty small towns, the varied landscape in Norway will provide you with a suitable challenge.
From the urban city of Oslo to the Svalbard islands up north and many places in between, the ten most popular destinations on visitnorway.com represent Norway´s diverse culture and nature.
Norway’s most widely travelled journalist and discerning adventurer, Jens A. Riisnæs, has put together a list of his 25 favourite places in Norway.
If you're hungry for food or hungry for action, we can help you to find what you need. Whether you want natural highs or artistic depths, climbing up or skiing down, walking slow or running fast, there's a good chance you'll find what you're after.
There are different kinds of hotels and camp sites throughout the country. Staying at a fishermen's cabin is an experience out of the ordinary.